Having House Alarms is one of the first preventive obvious measures and
lines of defenses against burglars or intruders. There are a wide
selection of alarms on the market, ranging from standard, easy to use home
alarms to pressure pads and complete shutter systems able to lock down
all windows and doors for a fully secure home, and others that a simple
voice command that can dial and notify the intrusion to the police
also companies offering ongoing support and satellite or electronic
monitoring so that in the event of an alarm, the police can be contacted
automatically, although many of these house alarms are intended for large
budget home owners. The low cost alternatives are still things like
leaving lights on when you are away and dogs are one of the most affective
deterrents along with a few other things you can do when you know in
advance you are going to be away for a few days.
those steps you should implement when you have no money for refined house
alarms, is stop all deliveries to your home including mail, subscriptions,
and daily services, or make sure a friend or relative will be able to
collect all these deliveries on a daily basis so their are less signs of
an empty house.
some countries having intruder house alarms or planning to have some
fitted to your property, involves additional costs and/or paper work as in
the United Kingdom, where you are legally obliged to appoint two key
holders and notify the police of such key holders details, ensuring that
the alarm system complies with British Standard 4737 and it should be
fitted with a 20 minutes cut-out.
house alarms should be regularly maintained by a competent company,
sometimes the retailer who sold it. It is estimated that 30 to 50 percent
of home and apartment burglars' break-ins happen because someone did not
lock a door or window, particularly when there is a custom to leave
windows open at night.
obvious, the easiest way of providing access to a burglar into your home
is through open doors and windows even if you have the most costly of the
house alarms. Keep this fresh in your mind; doors and windows must always
be locked and secured, even if you are just leaving home for a few
minutes, because burglars look for easy targets for opportunities to get
your valuables in the easiest, quickest possible way. In this case: just
waiting for you to leave.
forget to make it as difficult as possible for anyone to get into your
home should be your goal with or without house alarms.
Related: Fire alarms